T.J. Yeldon will average more than 3 yards a carry: FACT
With Chris Ivory out, the Jaguars are destined to score very few points and generate an embarrassingly low yardage total. Bortles will have his struggles which will put increased pressure on T.J. Yeldon to carry the load.
And you know what? I think Yeldon will do OK.
A 3 yard per carry average is a pretty low bar to set, but it’s probably the best you can hope for given Yeldon’s struggle as a runner, the play of the offensive line, and the Broncos defense.
Actually, the Broncos are giving up 4.3 yards per carry on defense, good for 20th in the league. For a point of comparison, the Jaguars are only giving up 4.1 yards per carry.
My other assumption in this prediction is that Yeldon won’t get too much work. He’s also a bit dinged up and fought through an ankle injury last week, but I think he’ll still get around 7-10 carries and he’ll be effective. The rest of the workload will go to Denard Robinson…